A WISP, or Written Information Security Program, is a document that outlines the security measures and protocols that your business will undertake to protect its electronic information. WISP compliance is required by law for businesses in certain sectors and can help you avoid costly data breaches.
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What is a WISP?
A WISP is a written security program that outlines your business’s steps to protect its electronic information. This document is required by law for companies in specific industries, such as healthcare and finance. More specifically, the WISP should address the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that will be put in place to protect your data.
For example, the WISP should include your company’s policy on password security and the steps that will be taken to physically secure your data center.
Creating a WISP can help you avoid costly data breaches and protect your confidential information from hackers trying to steal or corrupt it. With a WISP, you can have peace of mind knowing that your business is taking the necessary steps to protect its sensitive information.
What Does a WISP Cover?
Some of the topics that should be covered in a WISP include:
Password Security Policy
What are your password requirements (e.g., length, complexity)? How often must they be changed?
How will you physically secure your data center? Will you install locks and alarm systems?
What technical safeguards will you put in place to protect your data? These safeguards include measures like encrypting your data and using firewalls.
Who will have access to your confidential data? What steps will you take to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to this data?
How often will you back up your data? Where will you store these backups (e.g., off-site)?
What is your plan for recovering from a disaster? This could include measures like having a backup power supply in case of a power outage.
How will you train your employees on WISP policies and procedures? This could include an annual WISP training session.
Incident Response Plan
What steps will you take in the event of a data breach? These steps might be notifying law enforcement and taking measures to prevent future breaches.
How often will you review and update your WISP? This should be done at least annually or more often if there are changes to your WISP policies or procedures.
How Can eMDTec Help?
eMDTec can help you create and implement a WISP for your business. We will work with you to understand your specific needs and tailor a WISP that meets your business’s requirements.
In addition, we can provide WISP training for your employees to ensure that they are up-to-date on WISP policies and procedures. We offer WISP review and update services to ensure that your security protocols are always current.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with WISP compliance.schedule your it plan